I have an ongoing theory about where religion is going…. It happily matches Diana Butler Bass’s, though is from a differing perspective In undergrad I got a BA in Hist and Engl and (almost) a minor in Philosophy…but really, I was studying fairy tales & fantasy. I did my thesis on that. Then in seminary, … Continue reading
Nextchurch2015 We are listening to the immeasurable Diana Butler Bass who is greatly illustrating her theories on church and culture, when the news breaks on twitter a little before 7:30 (she started at 7). Its a amazing, its wonderful. I text the news to my parents. I can’t believe it. Twitter is going crazy. The … Continue reading
Warning: this will be rant-ish. Know how churches don’t like that families and church no longer come first? How it is hard to get the typical family to church more than once a month? The socio-economics of the situation are tricky, with little national health care and extremely expensive daycare it is difficult to have … Continue reading
My Mythic Origin Story (thanks to http://www.transmography.net/brainery/syllabus-schedule/science-fiction-fairy-tales-spring-2015/) class Before she could even speak words She listened And before the word there were forms and before that there was…something Colossal collisions, implosions on the skin, bombarding, piercing the eyes and creeping into the ears. Before she could even speak words, she started stringing things together. Understanding … Continue reading
Pretty sure I’m going to devour this book in 5 secs. flat….so…. Who in nonprofits/ministry wants to discuss Amanda Palmer’s book and what it means in terms of fundraising, media ..you know tiny issues like that which effect our daily existence? Plus this is a great window into the “sharing” culture that I so love … Continue reading
Presbyterians are awesome. I say this completely biased opinion, but I love, Love, LOVE our theology and integral to that is the community-connectional nature of our theology…We are one in Christ We shoulder our burden together trying to connect smaller churches with bigger ones, trying to partner up those congregations that differ, trying to reach … Continue reading
Hmmm….. The #notmyOGHS movement on twitter points to 2 deeper issues. The first of which is the utilization of stereotypes to market (even if meant ironically). The deep and complex issues of this campaign is summarized well here https://storify.com/breyeschow/concerns-raised-over-2015-oghs-campaign These are amazing issues, that are too complex to address in one blog post, please read … Continue reading
http://bible.oremus.org/?passage=Matthew+3:1-12&vnum=yes&version=nrsv Ps. 2:7-8 7I will tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have begotten you. 8Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.” Brownson says that Baptism is not Salvation, but the promise of … Continue reading
Epiphany is a realization that changes you… that’s what the Magi had…it changed them Matthew 2:1-12 Then they were brave… Why? Because they experienced God….Experiencing God is like experiencing the stars. We can define the stars…but the experience of these burning masses of gas, is beyond a description. We can define God as this fully … Continue reading
Notes from my trans sister…. Important note about the evangelists on campus: A reminder that that is NOT what Christianity usually means. Christianity is about love and grace, about finding and defining yourself and the world in relation to God and their love. Christianity does not have to mean hatred, exclusivity, or fear of retribution. … Continue reading
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